Archive for March, 2013


Just like a super woman, I want to have it all.

I want to be an accomplished career woman

I want to be a wife

I want to accomplish heights in my career

I want to be a mother

I want to be a leader who takes the world by storm as male dominated as it is

I want to be the mother who is there when her son goes to bed at night and when he awake in the morning

I want to use ground breaking principles to make an impact in my generation

I want to be in the front row cheering her son in the Christmas play

I want to leave a legacy as an African woman

A legacy that will live on, millions of years

after I am gone

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I want to cook my family’s favorite meals

And I want to pack their lunch

I want to blaze the trail for other Africa women to follow using whatever platform that is at my disposal

I want to be an emotionally and physically present wife

The kind of wife who cooks and cleans

Manages and knows every detail of her home

The kind of home that is built on quality family time,  giving,  love and  respect.

I want to marry the gentlemen of my dreams

As much as I want to prove the ‘girl power’ to the world

I want to have dreams and visions that can change Africa

And I want a partner who is not intimidated by that

I want to give love to  the world

To as many people

I want to serve the world as much as I want to be a supportive wife

But this ‘wanna bee’ super woman is sure to have fears

That she can’t have it all

That she might miss some birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas plays and doctor’s appointments

In her quest to achieve career successes

She is not apologizing in advance

She is learning balance and prioritizing for the super woman’s journey ahead

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Today!

Today

Smile and make it contagious

Eat like it won’t make you fat

Drink like wine was made for you.

Listen like nobody talks crap.

Laugh like it’s the only way to express yourself.

Pray like God stops the earth just to hear you

Live like life takes orders from you

Dance like a you are actually good at itImage

Dream like every dream comes true

 Today

When you love, love like it keeps you alive

Forgive like it’s the easiest thing to do

Breathe like every breath is paid for

Worry less…

Walk like you are rubbing shoulders with the world

Work like it’s the only kind of fun there is

Today…

When you live

Live like you are doing the world a favor

by being alive

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Meet Adwoa Kora Asare,a young enterpreneur in Ghana.A product of Aburi Girls Senior High School and the designer behind Kora Couture.Adwoa is a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology studying Communications Design.She says she likes hand bags and loves making them.

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She started making samples a year ago and has not stopped since.She says ‘you just give me the colour and I will design what you want’

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Adwoa says she loves fashion and is very concious about what she wears and how she combines colours in her outfits.

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‘In the next five years,my designs will be of international standards and I hope to be among the top designers in the industry’

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She says she inspires herself and is also inspired by nice things around her.Adwoa wants to manage her own firm some day and make more of her designs.

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Get your African Inspired handbags at Kora.Contact Kora on 0247914092.’Your orders will be delivered on time,No two ways about that.’ Says Adwoa

Wear a Piece of Africa

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So Proud to be the friend and sister of an extraordinary and creative young lady in Ghana.She has really shown that age doesn’t matter.All you need is the talent and passion.She is Anastasia Afiyo Atiglo,the brain and hands behind Afiyo creations.Her designs really portray a sense of ‘Africaness’ and elegance.

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She is just not following her passion and earning from it but she is also giving back.She has trained children in a small community in Obrachire how to be make beads.Something they can carry on for the rest of their lives and even earn a living from it some day.

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You are reading about Anas as I call her because she inspires me to do what I love and give back while doing it 🙂

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She is also a team member of PASS-A-BOOK and other Social initiatvies.

Hey Anas,all the best and see you at the top 🙂

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My first BlogCamp experience was just AMAZING! If you are reading this,it is because I was inspired by the event to be consistent in blogging 🙂

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Now,the real story.I accidentally poured mango juice on my favourite hand bag  so I had to ‘borrow’ my grandmother’s bag to BlogCamp13.(Borrow is in qoute because I didn’t have plans of returning it and Grandma is not your usual grandma,she has really good taste :).She had never used the bag before so I guess it didn’t really mean much to her.

For some reason,I thought the event was going to held at the Kofi Annan’s Peace Keeping Centre so I had made all plans to go there.Thankfully that was sorted out and I made it to the Kofi Annan’s ICT centre.

I walked back and forth from Ghana Institute Of Journalism to the venue(not far from the school) because I am a weekend student there and I had two tests to write that same day.

I missed the session I was really looking forward to;women and the social media 😦 Despite that,the event was really GREAT!

Now,my grandmother wants her bag back.All of a sudden she sees beauty in the bag she rejected.You know the feeling you get when you see something you didn’t value looking good in someone’s hands.

Well.It is a little too late..I already love my new bag 🙂

Thanks to the BloggingGhana and the GhanaDecides team for an amazing event.And Congratulations to all the winners!!

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The first thing I said when I heard about the passing of Chinue Achebe was ‘Wow,what a lucky man’

I guess I said that because I have a dream of becoming a renowned writer and he got to live my dream before his exist out of his world.

He found what gave him joy and fulfillment in life and he did just that-Writing.He actually described writing as his ‘weapon.’

Chinue Achebe was Nigerian’s novelist,poet and professor.He wrote some of Africa’s  popular books like ‘No longer at ease,”Things fall apart,’ and the ‘Man of the people.’He is known to be the father of African literature.

Nelson Mandela called him ‘the writer in whose company the prsion walls came down.

Born on November 16,1930 and died at the age of 82.Rest in Peace Hero.

Quotes by Chinue Achebe.

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”

“If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.”

“Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am -and what I need -is something I have to find out myself.”

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On July 1st 2012 was the happiest day of my life (yet)..We had the first edition of Paint Splash.We painted the Abaa Ul Faila Islamic School ( a small deprived school where I did my national service).

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This is how the school looked but that changed thanks to out amazing voolunteers who worked so hard all day.

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Thanks to everyone who donated paint,brushes,food,drinks.You made it possible.

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This is an initiative by PASS-A-BOOK-ON.Read more about that here www.pass-a-book-on.blogspot.com

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This is the next school.It is a small school in Abbosey Okai.Donate or join us paint 🙂 .